Excerpt: Mick Zais, South Carolina Department of Education
During the panel "State Education Reform and the Role of Teacher Effectiveness" at the 2013 TAP conference moderated by Lowell Milken, Superintendent Mick Zais of South Carolina, which joined the TAP system in 2001, outlines the case for fair and rigorous teacher evaluation and compensation systems. "We don't pay our best teachers nearly enough," he says. "Our challenge is to get our most effective teachers in the schools that desperately need them."